==============================  CFJ 2951  ==============================

    The office of Assessor is vacant.


Caller:                                 Wooble
Barred:                                 scshunt

Judge:                                  ais523
Judgement:                              TRUE



Called by Wooble:                       26 Dec 2010 18:32:32 GMT
Assigned to ais523:                     10 Jan 2011 01:13:39 GMT
Judged TRUE by ais523:                  16 Jan 2011 14:52:11 GMT


Caller's Arguments:

scshunt purported to resign the office of Assessor using the power of
the Grand Vizier, when e was not the holder of the office, thus
causing the office to become vacant.

Rule 2255 states that the Grand Vizier CAN perform actions than an
officer can perform such an action "[i]f the rules specify that the
officer CAN perform the action [...]".

Rule 1006 does not "specify" that the Assessor CAN resign, in fact,
it's not specific at all.  It allows *any* holder of an elected office
to resign.  Therefore, resigning the office of Assessor is not an
action that the Grand Vizier can perform by virtue of being the Grand


Judge ais523's Arguments:

The caller's
arguments are incorrect, in that they misquote the rule in question;
resigning an office is certainly something that you can do by virtue of
holding it, and likewise is legal, which is enough to trigger the rule
(the "specify" section is subordinate; to me, the obvious reading is "if
the rules give CAN and MAY, then depending on whether the CAN is
specified as an announcement or a dependent action, ...").